Hi everyone, have got myself in a horrible situation and is turning me into a rambling nut bag on top of my CLL! A bit of history first to explain my situation.....I was made redundant after 10 years last year and had to seek new employment. I was initially very honest about my diagnosis and declared this on applications when asked.
However I found that even although companies were shouting about their disability inclusion policy I did not get 1 interview. I am young, have experience with well known international companies, a solid work history, good qualifications and couldn't even get a job as a part time cleaner.
I then decided to omit the fact I have CLL and the interviews started.
A company that had previously stated I did not have the relevant experience or skills offered me a position on the spot. I felt completely discriminated against but took the temp job as I needed employment.
I then applied for a permanent role with another company, I did not declare I had CLL and signed the pre employment medical declaration that I did not have any existing medical conditions.
I obviously realise this was dishonest but given my experiences I truly felt I had no option. I secured a role within this company and in week 4 of the 2 month training I confessed to a manager what I had done. This was an unprompted admission but I just felt terrible for lying to my employer. I was advised there would be a hearing and it would be dealt with asap. I have now been working for this company for nearly 5 months and I have just been informed I have to attend a Disciplinary Hearing with the Director and have been advised off the record that I will most likely be sacked for Gross Misconduct and Fraud for Personal Gain.
I am worried about so many aspects of this, future employers approaching this company for a reference, do I not disclose to future employers about the CLL, will I be honest and risk not being employed???
So unsure what to do, my health is most definitely suffering with the stress of all this also.
Any suggestions, ideas???
Thanks for taking the time to read this, Good Health to you all